Category Archives: Postcards

Personal, funny , sad and illuminating stories from my work in International Development. Only afterwards do I have any clue of territory I just traveled. Just as well or I may have done it differently.

Is there peace over there?

There are twenty five of us in the earth floored corrugated iron church. We arranged the rough timber pews into a kind of semi-circle. Leah one of the economic empowerment group members from Mbogoini leads the group in a couple … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Sirolli……

Dear Mr Sirolli…………….. One of the primary influences in developing our Business Facilitation pilots in Africa has been the development work done by Dr. Ernesto Sirolli over the last 25 years. In 1999 Sirolli published a book called Ripples on … Continue reading

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St. Theresa’s

Last Sunday I went to St.Theresa’s of the Perpetual Jakarta, no I made up the part about ‘Perpetual Jakarta’ but I really did attend the morning mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church with my Chinese – Javanese friend, Clarita. August … Continue reading

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You want buy gun now?

  Postcard from Lebanon The proprietor of my local Milk Bar in St.Kilda is a Lebanese man in his fifties named Frank. Frank is short, thickset, mostly unshaven, often in shorts and thongs and always looks unhappy. Frank grimaces rather … Continue reading

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